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Bryan began his career in radio as a WBSM intern in June 2006. Soon after, Bryan was hired on as a part-time reporter and occasional news anchor. He expanded his role at the station to include Saturday morning news anchor in 2010. Despite leaving this post in late 2012, he continues to cover local meetings and community events during the week. A graduate of UMASS Dartmouth, Bryan lives in New Bedford and enjoys travelling, talking sports, and the outdoors.
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City and Community Groups Plan for Better Communication

Mayor Jon Mitchell and representatives of various community organizations are going to sign an action plan to improve relations between the city and its residents

.The plan was drafted as a follow up to the community law enforcement dialogue facilitated by the Department of Justice, in the wake of the Malcolm Gracia shooting last May

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Fairhaven Debates Wind Turbine By-Law Changes

Fairhaven residents testified for nearly two hours Tuesday at a Planning Board hearing on amending the town's wind turbine by-law.

The amendments would put greater limits on power output and height of new turbines, and increase the minimum distance between turbines and homes

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Buddy Cianci Visits New Bedford

A group hoping to save one of New Bedford's only remaining theaters welcomed a champion of historic preservation to the city Thursday.

Former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci spoke to supporters of the Orpheum Rising Project, which looks to restore the 101-year-old Orpheum Theater to its former glory

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City Council Debates New “Problem Properties” Ordinance

Mayor Jon Mitchell is touting a new ordinance to address "problem properties" in the city, and that's not sitting well with some City Councilors.

The Council debated the recently-drafted ordinance Thursday, which would bill property owners for excessive police calls or code violations

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Fairhaven Joins Fight Against EPA Harbor Cleanup Settlement

Fairhaven's Board of Selectmen has joined with other elected bodies and officials in opposing the New Bedford Harbor cleanup settlement. The Board approved a letter to the Department of Justice Tuesday, taking issue with the the $366 million dollar agreement between the EPA and AVX Corporation

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New Bedford Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech in front of thousands gathered in Washington D.C. That historic moment was the focus of Sunday's event in New Bedford honoring the fallen civil rights' leader's life

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New Legal Opinion on Innovation School Proposals

The state Executive Office of Education has overturned a ruling on New Bedford's Innovation School proposals. In a letter submitted to the School Committee Monday, counsel James DiTullio categorized the Esperanza and Renaissance proposals as "new" schools

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Fairhaven Board of Health Fields More Wind Turbine Complaints

Fed-up residents in Fairhaven took their case to the Board of Health Monday, trying again to get the town's wind turbines shut down. The Board heard comment on a proposed wind turbine by-law, before being shut down by Fire Chief Tim Francis, for exceeding the meeting room's approved capacity

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Moby Dick Read-a-thon Kicks Off in New Bedford

Readers have been taking to the podium at the Whaling Museum all night as part of the 17th Annual Moby Dick Marathon. Over 160 politicians, business leaders and members of the community are taking part in the event, reading the Herman Melville classic aloud from cover-to-cover

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